- Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson has negotiated a land deal for the first slots parlor in the city. Sun columnist Jay Hancock blames the BDC for apparently making a mistake that necessitated the deal in the first place.
- Horse-neglecting lawyer Hilton Silver doesn't have to pay rescue costs for two horses he used to own since he was never convicted of animal cruelty against them, only against a third horse that had to be euthanized. Still, there's this quote from prosecutor Adam Lippe: "Bad things happen to mean people."
- The Daily Record's weekly round-up links to our own John Bratt writing about how he wiped the floor with a defense expert at deposition.
- TDR tells Frank Conaway to get his office in order. HT: Baltimore Crime.
- Not quite Maryland, but the "I couldn't have been driving drunk because I was in the backseat receiving oral sex" personal injury lawsuit has wrapped up, with the plaintiff getting a $22,000 award from the guy with the sex excuse. Another defendant, who, despite what the sex guy claimed, does not even appear to have been in the car when it crashed, slept through parts of the trial. Had I been his attorney, I would have...I don't know...woken him up.
- Practicing family law can be dangerous.
I posted on the Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog a list of attorney written blogs in Maryland discussing legal issues which I am also posting here.
- Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog
- Maryland Accident Lawyer Blog (Miller & Zois)
- Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog (Miller & Zois)
- Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog (Miller & Zois)
- Maryland Accident Attorney Blog (Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White, which has a number of blogs on here)
- Maryland Accident Lawyers Blog (Saiontz & Kirk)
- Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer (Price Benowitz)
- Maryland Divorce Attorney Blog (Robert Flanagan who was in the House of Delegates and is a former Maryland Secretary of Transportation)
- Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Blog (Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White)
- Baltimore Criminal Defense Attorney Blog (Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink)
- Maryland Car Accident Attorney Blog (Lebowitz & Mzhen, who have been blogging for some time now)
- Maryland Injury Lawyers Blog (Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester)
- Maryland Personal Injury Attorney Blog (Joseph, Greenwald & Laake)
- Maryland Injury and Disability Law (Greenberg & Bederman – last post March 3, 2011)
- Medical Malpractice & Patient Safety Blog (Patrick A. Malone - Maryland/D.C. blog)
- Maryland Personal Injury Attorney (Steven H. Heisler)
- Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog (Lebowitz & Mzhen)
- Maryland DUI Lawyer Blog (Bruce M. Robinson, who has a number of blogs)
- Maryland Criminal Attorney Blog (Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White)
- Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer (Dever & Feldstein)
- Maryland Criminal Law Lawyer Blog (Law Offices of Richard P. Arnold)
- Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog (Brian Wm. Higgins)
- Maryland Divorce Legal Crier (Thyden Gross & Callahan)
- Maryland Employment Law Developments (Mary Keating)
- Baltimore Criminal Law Attorneys Blog (Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates)
- Maryland Law Blog (Alpert Schreyer)
- Maryland Injury Attorney Blog (Jeff Butschky)
- Maryland Injury Attorneys Blog (Brassel Law Group – last post February 23, 2011)
- Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog (Lebowitz & Mzhen – last post February 23, 2011)
- Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer Blog (Joseph H. Ostad)
- Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog (Lebowitz & Mzhen)
- Maryland Construction Law Blog (Karen McGagh)
- Maryland Accident Law Blog (Lebowitz & Mzhen – last post February 27, 2011)
- Maryland Malpractice Lawyer (Alan J. Belsky)
- The Maryland Bankruptcy Lawyer (M.W. Fisher)
- Maryland Criminal Lawyer (Jonathan Portner)
- Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog ( – last post February 25, 2011)
- Maryland Family Law (Heather Sunderman )
- Maryland Employment Law (James Edward Rubin)
- Maryland Divorce Lawyer Blog (Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White)
- Maryland Auto Accident Lawyer Blog (me - February 22, 2011)
- Maryland Elder Law (William M. Gatesman)
- Maryland Law Blogger (Raymond McKenzie)
- Maryland DUI Defense Lawyer Blog (James Guillory )
- Maryland DUI Lawyer (Price Benowitz)
- Maryland Employment Lawyer Blog (Andrew M. Dansicker)
- Money Law Blog (Edward Gonzalez)
- Maryland Family Lawyer Blog (Katharine Linzer)
- Maryland DUI Attorney Blog (Silverman | Thompson | Slutkin | White)
- DC, Virginia and Maryland Immigration Lawyer Blog (Schaefer Law Firm)
- Maryland Criminal, Traffic and Injury Blog (David R. Waranch – last post October 7, 2010)
- Maryland Accident Lawyer Blog (Me – last post July 30, 2010)
- Maryland Personal Injury Blog (Foran & Foran)
- Maryland Foreclosure Lawyer Blog (Jerry Solomon)
- Maryland Injury Blog (Foran & Foran)
- Maryland Law (J Cannan)
- Maryland Malpractice Lawyer Blog (Dever & Feldstein)
- Maryland Lawyer Blog (Carey & Associates)
- Maryland Injury Lawyers (Maryland Injury Lawyers)
- Maryland Lawyer Online (Alan J. Belsky)
I deleted a few of the blogs from the original list that clearly never got off the ground or were not put out by a lawyer but are written by some SEO law firm company hoping to sell the website and/or sell leads.
I should probably make another list at some point of these blogs that I actually use which is obviously a smaller list that deletes the pure marketing blogs that don't add to the conversation.
It is funny how painfully some of these blogs fit in their keywords. "Coming from the perspective of a Maryland car accident lawyer" or "Given our experience as Maryland medical malpractice lawyers..." Geez, guys, can you make it a little more subtle? (Like I just did.)
I think there is a very understandable hesitation for lawyers to link to fellow lawyers because you don't want to give your competitors a leg up. But I think in 2011, hiding information is not going to get you very far. Prospective clients know from their Google search there is more than one lawyer that can handle their case and I think they realize that the best lawyers are not going to be afraid to alert them to that fact.
- Dead guy gets arrested (Washington Post)
- State Farm Demands Damages for Bumper Damage Caused When Dog Is Hit (Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog from Overlawyered)
- Hooters Sued for Weight Discrimination(Overlawyered again)
- Maryland Legal Aid Scam (Maryland Lawyer Blog)
- Tylenol Recall (Drug Recall Lawyer Blog)
- Justice Scalia thinks it is not a bad idea to have a Supreme Court nominee that has never been a judge.
The Washington Post has an article on noted Supreme Court blogger Tom Goldstein, the founder of SCOTUS. The article says that "One measure of Goldstein's commitment to Scotusblog, which accepts no advertising: He keeps it afloat with up to $100,000 a year from his own pocket."
I enjoy blogging but if I had to pay $100,000 out of my pocket to do it, these chats would come to abrupt end.
A Philadelphia juror’s Facebook post that gave a heads up to his friends about a verdict in a criminal case has caused more consternation among lawyers over whether judges need to clarify jury instructions about online communications.
A juror's Facebook post before the verdict gave his Facebook friends a heads-up that his five months of jury service in a big trial was almost over: "Stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday everyone!"
My opinion: I don't think there is any way to stop this. Jurors know they should not communicate with anyone about the case. A small minority are going to ignore these instructions. It is what it is.
I was on vacation last week which accounts for the lack of posts to the Maryland Lawyer Blog. I planned on blogging while on vacation, a plan that died about five minutes after arriving at the beach. Expect the Maryland Lawyer Blog to be back and posting this week.
In the meantime, if you are looking for some local Maryland blog material, check out the new Baltimore Injury Lawyer Blog, written by another Miller & Zois lawyer John Bratt. This blog offers a similar yet different perspective on personal injury cases in Maryland with a focus on Baltimore. The blog is not directed to accident and malpractice victims but instead offers advice and information to lawyers handling personal injury cases in Baltimore and throughout the country.
Trevor Rosen's Maryland Law Blog has a helpful post on researching legislative history in Maryland. Trevor is a researcher for the Baltimore law firm of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler and his blog provides a lot of great information on Maryland legal developments.
This website provides case records of pending case in the Maryland Judiciary.
Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester has started a new blog on Maryland personal injury law. These guys are good lawyers and friends of our firm and I highly recommend adding this blog to the list of personal injury blogs you regularly read.